Learning and Engagement Officer (Schools and Public Programmes)

Organisation: Dynamic Earth

Salary: £26,000

Location: Edinburgh

Dynamic Earth are an educational charity on a mission to empower everyone with understanding and empathy for the Earth. Our Learning and Engagement Service create, curate and deliver a diverse programme of events and experiences throughout the year which support the delivery of Dynamic Earth’s strategic plan and charitable purpose.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in the position of Learning and Engagement Officer. This position sits within our Learning and Engagement Directorate, who are responsible for the creation and delivery of events and experiences that support the delivery of our charitable mission through a broad range of Earth and environmental science topics.

Role Purpose:
Working closely with fellow Learning and Engagement Officers across our schools and public programmes, you will develop and deliver events and experiences with a wide range of audiences – both locally and nationally – which support the delivery of our learning and engagement programme strategies and department plans.

Main Duties:
School Programmes – You will work as part of a team to deliver and create experiences for schools which provide inspirational learning journeys which support national priorities, both at Dynamic Earth in our centre and through national outreach in-person and digitally.

Career Long Professional Learning – You will create and deliver experiences which evolve the knowledge, confidence and skills of practitioners in the delivery of high-quality Earth sciences learning.

Family and Public Programmes – You will support the creation and delivery of high-quality family and public programmes including drop-in events for families, temporary exhibitions, indoor and outdoor family workshops and special events for young people and adults.

Outdoor Programmes – You will create and deliver outdoor experiences for families, children and young people and adults in Holyrood Park, including Outdoor Clubs.
Dino’s Saturday Science Sessions – You will support the co-ordination and delivery of our Saturday Children’s’ Workshop Sessions.

Outreach – You will create and deliver experiences with school learners and families as part of Scotland-wide outreach programmes.

Experience and Qualities:

Required qualifications and experience:
· Educated to at least degree level in a science or related discipline – or lived experience as an alternative to a formal qualification.
· Experience of developing and delivering science learning and engagement experiences.
· Excellent communication and organisational skills with strong attention to detail.
· Some flexibility to work during school holidays and outside normal working hours.
· Enthusiastic, pro-active and friendly attitude.

Desired qualifications and experience:
· Experience of training others to deliver science engagement.
· Experience of working in a science centre or museum setting.
· Clean UK driving licence.

Please note, this is a fixed term contract for 2 years

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to

Application Deadline: Sunday 21/07/2024